First US global forever stamp, and Inverted Jenny SS

First US global forever stamp, and Inverted Jenny SS

Post by Victor Mant » Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:37:43



The first US global forever stamp will be introduced on January 28, without
any first-day ceremony. It shows a digital illustration of the world. It
will be used to mail an 1-ounce international (or domestic) letter to any
country of the world.

The new international letter rate eliminated the lower postage rate that
exists for decades for letters mailed to Canada and Mexico and represents a
new increase of the postal rates in the US.

For all those who cannot afford an original Inverted Jenny , the USPS will
issue a souvenir sheet of 6 stamps, to be sold for $2 only. The banner will
read: Stamp Collecting.

Source: Linn's Stamps News online, Feb. 4.

--
Victor Manta, PWO, AIJP

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:16:27


Quote:
>The new international letter rate eliminated the lower postage rate that
>exists for decades for letters mailed to Canada and Mexico and represents a
>new increase of the postal rates in the US.

Yep ... ANYTHING to drive away the individual user.

They've got it ow so that nearly anything -=domestic=- other than a
simple sheet and a check in a lightweight envelope draws a
'surcharge'!

Never saw a 'business' so eager to drive away its 'small' customers.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Sharp » Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:32:25




Quote:
>>The new international letter rate eliminated the lower postage rate
>>that exists for decades for letters mailed to Canada and Mexico and
>>represents a new increase of the postal rates in the US.
> Yep ... ANYTHING to drive away the individual user.

> They've got it ow so that nearly anything -=domestic=- other than a
> simple sheet and a check in a lightweight envelope draws a
> 'surcharge'!

> Never saw a 'business' so eager to drive away its 'small' customers.

That's hardly so. I can get four sheets in an envelope and still not
exceed the first-class rate.

Mail is still a bargain. 60 years ago stamps cost 5 cents and coffee
cost 5 cents. Today stamps are 45 cents and coffee is above $1.

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Don Leve » Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:50:53



Quote:


>>> The new international letter rate eliminated the lower postage rate
>>> that exists for decades for letters mailed to Canada and Mexico and
>>> represents a new increase of the postal rates in the US.
>> Yep ... ANYTHING to drive away the individual user.

>> They've got it ow so that nearly anything -=domestic=- other than a
>> simple sheet and a check in a lightweight envelope draws a
>> 'surcharge'!

>> Never saw a 'business' so eager to drive away its 'small' customers.

> That's hardly so. I can get four sheets in an envelope and still not
> exceed the first-class rate.

Indeed - I just sent out 60 invitations including heavy card stock for
the invitation itself and the response card, the response envelope, and
an additional sheet with information on it - all for the 45 cent stamp.
 We could have included more if we wanted/needed and still not have
exceeded the weight limit.
 -Don
 
 
 

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:57:52


Quote:
>Indeed - I just sent out 60 invitations including heavy card stock for
>the invitation itself and the response card, the response envelope, and
>an additional sheet with information on it - all for the 45 cent stamp.
> We could have included more if we wanted/needed and still not have
>exceeded the weight limit.
> -Don

Then your postie wasn't following the 'bendable' rules! "Heavy Card
Stock" shoud have a 'non-machinable' surcharge, per our PO.

THREE sheets here just make it though the 'thickness' slot, four get
surcharged!

 
 
 

First US global forever stamp, and Inverted Jenny SS

Post by Don Leve » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:16:17



Quote:
>> Indeed - I just sent out 60 invitations including heavy card stock for
>> the invitation itself and the response card, the response envelope, and
>> an additional sheet with information on it - all for the 45 cent stamp.
>> We could have included more if we wanted/needed and still not have
>> exceeded the weight limit.
>> -Don
> Then your postie wasn't following the 'bendable' rules! "Heavy Card
> Stock" shoud have a 'non-machinable' surcharge, per our PO.

> THREE sheets here just make it though the 'thickness' slot, four get
> surcharged!

For whatever reason, these envelopes were easily machinable.  Never had
a problem with this sort of thing, at multiple post offices.
 -Don
 
 
 

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Post by Victor Mant » Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:20:17



Quote:

> Mail is still a bargain. 60 years ago stamps cost 5 cents and coffee
> cost 5 cents. Today stamps are 45 cents and coffee is above $1.

> Bill

Bill,

Could you please send me by e-mail a cup of coffee? Many TIA.

--
Victor

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:05:34


Quote:
>For whatever reason, these envelopes were easily machinable.  Never had
>a problem with this sort of thing, at multiple post offices.
> -Don

Guess it's a difference between what each iof us calls "Heavy Card
Stock" <G>!
 
 
 

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:13:49


Quote:
>Mail is still a bargain. 60 years ago stamps cost 5 cents and coffee
>cost 5 cents. Today stamps are 45 cents and coffee is above $1.

>Bill

But then we had 'regular coffee', today it's latte, espresso and other
stared big bucks.

Menawhile that 5 paid for anything that was under an ounce - not so
today! Effectively, to mail an eBay lot of ONE stamp with a good
stiffener, it costs 86 !

If you want to comply with eBay 'rules' for a tracking, 1st Class is
no longer allowed to have delivery confirmation, so you have to move
up to "first Class Parcel with confirmation at $2.97.

I can still get a cuppa fo LESS than that!

 
 
 

First US global forever stamp, and Inverted Jenny SS

Post by Bill Sharp » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 04:09:03


See inline comments



Quote:
>>Mail is still a bargain. 60 years ago stamps cost 5 cents and coffee
>>cost 5 cents. Today stamps are 45 cents and coffee is above $1.

>>Bill

> But then we had 'regular coffee', today it's latte, espresso and other
> stared big bucks.

Regular coffee at Denny's is $1.95. With an AARP discount I can get a
cup for $1. A grande (medium-size) cup of regular coffee at our local
Starbucks is $1.80.

Quote:

> Menawhile that 5 paid for anything that was under an ounce - not so
> today! Effectively, to mail an eBay lot of ONE stamp with a good
> stiffener, it costs 86 !

Why you need a stiffener for one stamp is beyond me. If your envelope is
under an ounce, the extra nonmachinable cost is still only 20 cents,
making your total 66 cents.

Quote:

> If you want to comply with eBay 'rules' for a tracking, 1st Class is
> no longer allowed to have delivery confirmation, so you have to move
> up to "first Class Parcel with confirmation at $2.97.

I don't use eBay so I don't need to track stamps.

Quote:

> I can still get a cuppa for LESS than that!

No argument there, although I doubt you can get an espresso or latte for
that price.

A few years ago I stopped using the APS stamps selling service because
of the high cost of forwarding the packages on to others. For awhile the
next person on my list was about four blocks away and I avoided the
charge by carrying the package to him personally.

 
 
 

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Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:24:23


Quote:
>Why you need a stiffener for one stamp is beyond me. If your envelope is
>under an ounce, the extra nonmachinable cost is still only 20 cents,
>making your total 66 cents.

I'd guess you haven't [yet] gotten the mangled 'regular' envelopes,
let alone had to use a PO box. Delight seem to be taken to crease in
processing and stack, lean the small items, then cram in junk mails
which fold or crumple 'letter' mails.

Quote:
>I don't use eBay so I don't need to track stamps.

Considering the paucity of dealers handling my interest in this area -
actually there are NO dealers within 90 miles period, and NONE with GB
within 140 miles - eBay or similar is needed to get the better or
unusual items.